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This message deals with the responsibilities of parents. They must model their personal faith, persistently teach their children God's truth, remind them of God's provision and promise, guard against spiritual apathy, guard against going along with an ungodly culture, and instruct them in God's provision the the past to give them wisdom for the future.
Earlier in Ephesians 5:21 Paul called us to mutually submit to one another in the Lord. In this text we read how we can do so as parents and children, and find greater life through it.
God is our perfect Father for whom we honor our imperfect fathers; God is our heavenly Father to whom all earthly fathers should point.
Influence @home June 16, 2013 Text: Ephesians 6:4; James 3:17 Key Thought: God-given influence can be used to move your family towards Christ and his best for everyone. Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. Ephesians 6:4, NIV
Pastor Billy reminds us this Father's Day of the love of a father that cannot be surpassed...Behold the manner of love! God the Father wants to share all He has and is with us, and yet still requires that we, who are His children, walk in respect and obedience thereby showing our love for Him. We are to be, in the words of Ephesians, His dear children, saved from His wrath and chosen to be with Him in eternity through the free gift of life given to us at the Cross of Christ.
The world we live in is broken, some would say defective. Is it possible to raise children, in a positive manner, in a defective, negative world?
God has given me an indescribable powerful influence upon my children and in that influence, commands me to live my life defined by the Word of God! Defined by the Word of God rather than just influenced by the Word of God, I create desire in my children to leave no doubt whose they are and what they are for -- the Lord's!